Mystery hardy geranium
Does anybody recognise this hardy geranium? It has appeared in my rather neglected garden, which I took over last autumn. There are no other unusual plants here at all (mostly leylandii and moss) and the old gent who lived here before me was unable to garden for many years, so I doubt he will have planted it. Could it be a cross between sanguineum (a visitor which has come through the fence from next door) and that large pink thuggish hardy geranium which wants to take over the world (of which I have plenty in the front garden - they are being tolerated until I can get around to something less domineering). There is only one plant. I think it's rather pretty, but I've never seen a HG like it - any ideas?
Which it probably has Will, they're at it all the time
In the sticks near Peterborough
Thanks Edd - so it is! I wonder how it got there. I shall cherish it.
Aha - the plot thickens. So this is a mutation of the oxonanium (to give the pink thug its proper name - and thanks for that too all). Thank you very much all of you. Now I will have to let all the seedlings flower before I hoik them out - wouldn't want to miss another of these... or does it have the same rampant tendencies as its parent? It looks so demure.
What are you going to call your potential new sport of oxonanium?
I think I'll call it 'Harling star' WillDB (we are in the village of East Harling, and it was here before I was). I shall remove it to a place of safety, away from its bullying relatives, and hope that it prospers.